Be Careful When Buying Eye Make-Up31.12.2021
You’re likely to be thinking about whether your makeup is putting your eyes at risk when you plan your bold, beautiful makeup look. Eye irritations, or worse, puffy eyes, are not glamorous. These are problems you may not be aware of when you spend a lot on makeup.
Sujata, an Optician FBDO/CL and Professional Services Lead at Lenstore has shared her tips to help you avoid eye makeup disasters.
- Be choosy with your makeup purchases
While quality, color and product type are important when choosing cosmetics, it is crucial to select eye makeup made for sensitive areas of the face.
Although eyeshadow palettes might look the same, not all are created equal. This is a good indication of safety around the eyes if you can see the word “eye” on the label. “Makeup palette” alone won’t cut it.
- Be careful with glitter
Even if your goal is to party all night, you should apply makeup carefully. It can cause irritation and even damage to your corneas if it isn’t applied correctly or accidentally.
Because they contain small specks or glitter, metallic and sparkly eye makeup products can cause irritation to your eyes. Contact lens wearers are at greater risk for irritation. Even more irritation can be caused by makeup or glitter in your eyes.
Some other problems you can get:
- Blurred vision
- Eye infections
- Corneal abrasions
- Corneal ulcers
Cosmetic glitter is safe to use around the eyes. However, you need to take care of it. It is best to avoid generic or craft glitter as they are not made for your eyes and can cause more serious problems.
Contact lenses can cause irritation so you need to be extra careful when using makeup. Although makeup and other irritants can usually be removed by tears if your eye is irritation, it can still cause damage to your eyes.
- False eyelashes
False eyelashes are subject to the same rules. Any foreign object that is near your eyes can pose a threat. For example, bacteria could collect under eyelash glue. If you do this, harmful bacteria could enter your eye.
False eyelash glue can cause allergic reactions in some people. However, a smaller number of people are allergic the fibers used to make the lashes. It can be difficult to detect this allergy once the eyelashes have been applied. To avoid further complications or sight loss, seek medical attention if you experience a severe allergic reaction.
Eyelash glue that thickens or falls into your eye can scratch your cornea. It’s important to apply eyelash glue with care. Avoid reusing it.
When wearing contact lenses, it is best to avoid false eyelashes. If you must wear them, make sure the glue has dried completely before applying them.
- Always remove all the make-up before sleeping
This golden rule applies to makeup: if you leave it on while you sleep, you are inviting bacteria into your eyes. This can lead to eye problems and vision loss. In addition to this, sleeping in makeup can cause skin infections, skin rashes, and premature aging.
You should immediately seek medical attention if you have any of these symptoms after wearing false eyelashes or glittery or metallic make-up.
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision